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Arbitrary curbs on expression ruinous for democracy, society, says HRCP

| May 22, 2017 | 0 Comments

Lahore, May 19: The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) has voiced serious alarm over arbitrary curbs on freedom of expression, a climate of intimidation and the authorities’ stated intent to act against any perceived slight to the armed forces through the social media. In a statement issued on Friday, the Commission said: “HRCP notes […]

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Monthly Jehd-e-Haq جہد حق

| May 17, 2017 | 0 Comments

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HRCP lauds removal of 47 names from ATA’s 4th schedule in GB

| May 12, 2017 | 0 Comments

Lahore, May 11, 2017: The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) has welcomed the removal of 47 individuals’ names from a list under 4th Schedule of the Anti-Terrorism Act in Gilgit-Baltistan, and called for a fair hearing for those remaining on the list. In a statement issued on Thursday, the Commission said: “HRCP welcomes as […]

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E-Bulletin

| April 20, 2017 | 0 Comments

E-Bulletin – January – March 2017

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HRCP mourns passing of Mrs Qamar Zafar A. Chaudhry

| April 17, 2017 | 0 Comments

Press release Lahore, April 17: The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) mourns the passing away of Mrs Qamar Zafar A. Chaudhry, a valuable member of the HRCP family. Mrs Chaudhry always took considerable interest in the activities of the Commission, in particular in matters related to the freedom of thought and the rights of […]

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12 former SCBA presidents denounce brutal murder of Mardan student

| April 17, 2017 | 0 Comments

Press release Monday, April 17: Twelve former Presidents of the Supreme Court Bar Association have expressed their deep anguish and concern over the brutal lynching and murder of Mashal, a student of Abdul Wali Khan University (AKWU).  The brutal manner in which students of Abdul Wali Khan University killed their own colleague and attacked others […]

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Mardan lynching: HRCP calls for justice, steps to stop brutalization of society

| April 14, 2017 | 0 Comments

Lahore, April 14: The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) has expressed grave alarm over a student’s lynching by a mob at Abdul Wali Khan University in Mardan on Thursday. It has urged effective steps to bring all those involved to justice and to tackle the panic and horror among citizens, especially students and the […]

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HRCP elects new office-bearers

| April 3, 2017 | 0 Comments

Lahore, April 2: The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) elected its new office-bearers for a three-year term (2017-2019) here on Sunday. Dr Mehdi Hasan was elected chairperson and Uzma Noorani co-chairperson. The provincial vice-chairpersons were: Habib Tahir (Balochistan), Kamran Arif (Khyber Pakhtunkhwa), Salima Hashmi (Punjab) and Asad Iqbal Butt (Sindh). Naazish Ata-ullah was elected […]

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Security-centric approach damaging rights: HRCP

| April 3, 2017 | 0 Comments

Lahore, April 02: The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) has called for the government and the judiciary to take more interest in protecting the citizens’ rights and ensure that the state distinguishes itself by promoting rights and does more to prevent violations. A statement issued at the conclusion of the HRCP Council and annual […]

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HRCP’s concern over maligning of HRDs, specter of cyber law use against PTI

| March 16, 2017 | 0 Comments

Lahore, March 15: The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) has voiced grave concern over government representatives’ statements regarding trying a key political leader under the cyber crime law. The Commission also expressed serious alarm over some parliamentarians seeking to malign the country’s leading human rights defender for questioning how members of judiciary conduct themselves. […]

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